There are a variety of Enjuvia uses, such as treating moderate to severe hot flashes and moderate to severe vaginal symptoms (including dryness, itching, or burning). Because taking Enjuvia without a progestin hormone can increase the risk of cancer in the uterus, it must be combined with a progestin in women who still have a uterus. If you have had a hysterectomy, you can take Enjuvia by itself, without any progesterone.
What Is Enjuvia Used For?Enjuvia® (conjugated estrogens) is a prescription hormone replacement medication that contains a mixture of synthetic (manufactured) estrogens. Enjuvia is approved for treating the following symptoms of menopause:
- Moderate to severe hot flashes or night sweats
- Moderate to severe vaginal symptoms, such as dryness, itching, or burning.
Using Enjuvia for MenopauseMenopause is a normal change in a woman's life when she stops having her period. That's why some people call menopause "the change of life." A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months in a row and there are no other causes for this change. Menopause symptoms include:
- Mood changes
- Urinary problems
- Problems with concentration or memory
- Thinning and weakening of your bones
- Less interest in sex and changes in sexual response
- Changes in your period, including abnormal bleeding or "spotting"
- Vaginal changes, such as dryness or irritation
- Hot flashes (hot flushes)
- Night sweats and sleeping problems (including insomnia)
- Weight gain or an increase in body fat around your waist
- Hair thinning or loss.
For some women, these symptoms are quite severe, and some form of menopause relief may be necessary. This may include medications, natural menopause relief remedies, or non-medical ways to deal with the symptoms.
For menopause treatment, Enjuvia should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest period necessary.
Because taking Enjuvia (or any other estrogen treatment) without a progestin hormone can increase the risk of precancerous or cancerous changes in the uterus, it must be combined with a progestin (either continuously or intermittently) in women who still have a uterus. If you have had a hysterectomy, you can take Enjuvia by itself, without any progesterone.